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Mosaic Community Art Project

Community Art Project Sunday, May 19th 1-4 p.m. Join us at the Mary Uthoff Memorial Walkway on Princeton's South Main Street (between Fawcett's Pharmacy & Quilter's Garden). Mosaic artist Susan Burton will be on hand to help community members create a small mosaic bird, flower, or heart that will become part of the public art installation coming to this South Main Street walkway.


Bring your own piece of china to contribute to the mosaic design or choose from our supply of china. All ages welcome.


Questions: 815-303-8034


Donations accepted.


Rain Location: Princeton's Prouty Building





The Princeton Public Arts Commission, in a collaborative effort with North Central Illinois Artworks (NCIA), has planned a public art installation on South Main Street in Princeton. The public art pieces will include a sofa, two chairs, and a table designed and created by mosaic artist Susan Burton. The walkway between Fawcett's Pharmacy and Quilter's Garden is the location. This walkway was dedicated back in 1977 as the Mary Uthoff Memorial Walkway, Mary Uthoff (1886-1974), was a longtime Bureau County educator and served as Superintendent of Bureau County Schools from 1924-1936.


Community members are invited to be part of the creative process. On Sunday, May 19th, from 1 to 4 pm, the project artist will be facilitating a hands-on workshop. Attendees will create a small mosaic heart, flower, or bird that will be incorporated into the walkway space. This workshop will take place at the Mary Uthoff Memorial Walkway. If case of bad weather, the workshop will be moved inside the Prouty Building.


Jyl Morse, of Hoffman's Patterns of the Past, will be supplying the china to be used for this project. You are also invited to bring your own piece of china that will be broken into pieces to become a permanent part of the original art to be created by Susan. All other supplies will be provided.


The Art Commission team members are excited to see this project come together with involvement from the community. Donations will be accepted with proceeds to be used to help fund the art installation.